Sally Fitzgibbons and Trent Merrin reportedly end engagement

SALLY Fitzgibbons and her fiance Trent Merrin have reportedly called it quits on their lengthy engagement after being together for more than three years.

Merrin, who currently plays rugby league for the Penrith Panthers, asked Fitzgibbons to marry him back in November, 2015 with a romantic beach proposal.


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The couple announced their engagement via Instagram with the 26-year-old surfing star posting a photo and captioning it "yes".

Merrin seemed equally over the moon, sharing an adorable photo of the couple and captioning his shot "Fiance".

According to Danny Weidler from The Sydney Morning Herald, the couple called it quits after the long distance part of their relationship proved too much.

Fitzgibbons spends most of her year travelling around the world on the pro surfer circuit.

The surfing star hasn't been seen wearing her engagement ring for a number of months now which has led to intense speculation that the two of them have ended their relationship.

Just discovered how gooood hand warmers are on a chilly day filming on set👌📽

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Fitzgibbons sat down with The Daily Telegraphback in April to praise her 27-year-old fiance for his help with breaking her winning drought.

"It's amazing having Trent and his support," Fitzgibbons said. "He always has such a belief in me.

"He makes me feel like everything is possible."

When Merrin lost his spot in the NSW State of Origin team, the rugby star told The Daily Telegraph, it was Fitzgibbons who helped him through it

"She was the first person I talked to. She is always here for me in those tough times and always has my back," he said.

"She gave me a cuddle and kiss - that's all you need sometimes. Whenever I need to get something off my chest, or for someone to be there, she is always there. She is my best friend," he added.

Fitzgibbons also spoke about not being a 'bridezilla' when planning for her big day.

"We have to take our time and be patient, it's all in the details," she told The Daily Telegraphback in September.

"I'm learning you have to wait a little bit to get your magic day. It's going to be so awesome!"

According to the article, the couple had planned to get married this coming summer.

Originally published as Sally Fitzgibbons and Trent Merrin split

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